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Cantus Christi 2020: Psalter & Hymnal

(126 reviews)
$29.95 $26.96
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Cantus Christi

Recover our great Christian musical heritage!

Our affections are shaped and molded by the music we sing and hear. Currently, the happy clappy Evangelical church is limited to a very small range of musical expression, and if our music does not train us to vigorously celebrate or to bitterly lament, how will we and our children be prepared when great victories or great tragedies confront us. Will we have the right words come to our minds?


What songs are inside?

This hymnal includes

  • some familar classics (A Mighty Fortress; And Can It Be; Holy, Holy, Holy; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross)
  • some memorable but unknown compositions (St. Patrick's Breastplate; The Son of God Goes Forth to War) and
  • over a hundred and twenty Psalms
  •  Complete Psalter with triple the settings: Cantus 2020 contains at least one complete metrical setting of every Psalm (increased from 114 to 300)
  • More than double the number of Hymns (increased from 189 to 402, yes now it includes Amazing Grace!)
  • More Service Music (increased from 28 to 42)
  • More fuguing tunes (increased from 6 to 26)
  • Removed all chants, decreased the bulk of the Genevan Psalms by half, and added all 50 through-composed Erb Psalms.
Cantus features
  • Minor updates and corrections have been made.
  • Page count doubled: 478 to 830 pages. The price did not double: $29.95 list price
  • Easy-clean gray Kivar cover stock
  • Weight increase: 2.3lbs to 2.7lbs (width increase: 1.5” to 1.75”)
  • All-new formatting with high-visibility page numbers and text
  • Introductions by Douglas Wilson, Ben Zornes, and Michael E. Owens
  • Original, unabridged lyrics for classic songs
Recordings & resources
Publishing details

AUTHOR: Christ Church

PREFACE: Douglas Wilson


SIZE: 6x9.5"

BINDING: Hardback

ISBN-13: 9781734676501

ISBN-10: 1734676507

Product information

This is a preorder. Cantuses are scheduled to ship by Feb 9.

Bulk orders continue to receive a 10% discount for quantities over $40, but they do not receive free shipping after Dec 15.

This is not a new edition of the 2020 Cantus as only two changes have occurred.

  • typo corrections
  • price adjustment from $23 to $29 to cover costs enough to maintain stock



like the once imprisoned minister John Durie, joined by thousands of Scots whose praises alarmed a chief persecutor more than anything else he'd seen in Scotland.



that trains you to vigorously celebrate or to bitterly lament, that prepares us and our children when great victories or great tragedies confront us.


Spiritual Songs

that flexes muscles long atrophied by happy clappy, Jesus-is-my-boyfriend radio hits, and hear strong harmonies by your congregation, not just a special choir.

Customer Reviews

Based on 126 reviews

The several month wait was not my favorite. But having all 176 verses of Psalm 119 set to music more than made up for it.


My family and will cherish this resource, Lord willing, for many years! Thank you.

David Young
Would like more!

We love singing from these in our home, and have four well-worn copies. When will they be back in stock?

Phillip Hatcher
I need more!

I have two copies for home use. I sure would like to have more. When will these be back in stock?

Sally Hess
More singing

I’m very happy to have more Cantuses for more singing in my home!😃

Rob Davis

Cantus Christi 2020: Psalter & Hymnal

Randy Folkerts

love it so much